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Suffering from cirrhosis. Diet plan to follow? name is sherry .my father is a facing cirrhosis and i dunt know exact diet should be given.kindly send me diet chart which food should be given.I have searched alot for the chart but couldnt find it. Thanks.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
Cirrhosis is due to permanent damage of liver tissue.
As such there in no need of any dietary restriction except salt.
He should take only 2 gm of salt daily.
This salt restriction helps in preventing formation of ascitic fluid.
More than 2 gm salt increases formation of ascitic fluid and less than 2 gm may cause hyponatremia.
He should avoid biscuits, bread and toast.
He should also avoid non veg as non veg proteins are easily digested and may cause hepatic encephalopathy.
He can take turmeric, oil and high veg protein diet very well.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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